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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


Nov
10
comment Can we use open SSL to generate certifiicates for 100 customer websites?
For a web of trust to exist, you will need to buy a certificate from a recognized Certification Authority like GeoTrust. Self-signed certificates don't cut it. There is no trustable authentication that the site is who it says it is and modern browsers now let the customer know that they're deep in it if they continue onto the secured sections of the website. e-commerce without authentication isn't secure even if you can turn on SSL with a self-signed cert.
Nov
9
revised How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
License not enforceable unless contract specifying its scope exists.
Nov
9
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Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
License != Contract. Just wanted to make that clear as you only mentioned the license. Most people think they can slap a license on after the fact, shrinkwrap clauses only work for huge multinationals with highly paid lawyers. The contract must exist first and be signed. Open source licenses can be applied to released code ensuring they remain free, paid for code needs contractual protection.
Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
Making sure the client isn't allowed to view the script involves having a proper contract in place that enforces the license and provides judicial recourse if the code is decrypted and reused.
Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
If the work was done "for hire" they own it, otherwise you should have written up a contract you'd had them sign before even working on the project specifying ownership of the code by you and a license for them to use it, how they're permitted use it, whether they have rights to modify it and specific legal pursuit if the contract is not followed. Afterwards is too late and it's a lesson learned for the next project you take on. Various code protection schemes are out there, like Ion Cube but applying after the fact without specifying by contract leaves a certain smell on your integrity.
Nov
3
comment What is the minimum time needed to see SEO result?
6 days to 6 months.
Nov
1
comment Are SVG images well supported enough to use in emails?
As with a lot of CSS, email clients are woefully inadequate at display and it's quite easy to shoot yourself in the foot trying out stuff that's "too new".
Oct
28
comment Will banning bots make a site harder to find on search engines?
+1 and your logs will still be full of bot traffic. Only specific denial in .htaccess will keep them out and you still get a 403 for every link they know about from external reference, they just can't suck in a page and start crawling. The list gets mightily long...
Oct
28
comment Will banning bots make a site harder to find on search engines?
If you tell Google to go away in robots.txt, they will take your word for it that you don't want to be indexed and your ranking will disappear. Getting your ranking back may take some time after pulling such a stunt.
Oct
24
comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
The future called, we tend to use adblock to prevent malware installs now. Choose an ad network that doesn't consistently send a malvertisement through every other week.
Oct
24
comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
Choose an ad network that doesn't serve malware so we're not forced to run AdBlock Plus.
Oct
21
comment How to send more than 1gig of email attachment
In the good old days, we had utilities to split attachments into multiple pieces so we didn't kill the system like a 1G attachment would. Due to encoding bloat, that 1G will require 1.6G of SMPT friendly Mime64 or equivalent printable text to transfer. SMTP doesn't transmit binary, but ASCII encoded MIME attachments. There are better ways to do this.
Oct
21
comment robots.txt blocking specific files also block unnecessary URLs
Wouldn't it be easier and more proper to block mage via .htaccess rules? It is an executable that shouldn't be accessed through the web browser anyway, as in the command line only for module downloads and installs. With the robots.txt thing, you're only telling proper search engines to ignore it, it's still accessible for everyone else.
Oct
20
comment How many keywords is too many?
Then you need to figure out how to present it on the page so that Google doesn't consider it to be Keyword Stuffing Is it a specification for a product, or just an extraneous list of words in the hope Google presents your content. Maybe you need to figure some sort of tagging system like the Stack Exchanges use.
Oct
20
comment How many keywords is too many?
Straight answer => Any is too many. No known search engine uses Meta Keywords. Nobody can provide any evidence that it's worth wasting time on this particular item. You will get various vague surmises from "SEO Experts" who get money for filling it, but none of them have ever been able to give a straight answer as to what search engine actually uses it. It was dropped long ago as it proved to be a search engine spamming tool. The best use for it is for your competitors to scrape to see what your SEO Marketing focus is, in other words an information leak you might want to close.
Oct
20
comment How to see previous look and feel from cached versions of a hacked website?
Hindsite is 100%, but nothing is as easy as recovering from proper system backups.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
All hosting providers any more pretty much either limit the number per hour or the number of identical emails that can be sent. They don't want their server operation flagged for spamming and will demand that you use an ESP (Email Service Provider). Non-Profit != Good Guys. They've all heard it before.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
If you read the TOS for Google Apps for Business, they specifically restrict Bulk Mailing. There is a limit on how many identical emails can be sent and they do check.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
Start slow and send out non-spam emails to train in for trust. Works well for non-profit type lists.